In my lifetime I've seen many spring miracles, but not once was a mortal allowed to stay in the City if the City itself didn't take them from the world of man. But the permission of the Spirits of Nature gives me hope that the beautiful Lady will remain with us. However, spring has had the last word. I ask you to help me again: let's persuade the Spirit of Spring to let Lady stay in the City! - You can count on us!
[Spring Helper] The mistress of Spring is busy. After all, she couldn't do anything while the world languished in the offseason. However, my time in the City of Shadows is running out. The Doorkeeper told me that spring has a fairy helper. Summon her, please. Help us with the storongest artifacts!
I'm forcusing my love for Easter on the magical symbols of spring that helped us awaken the tree… and it worked! The spring breeze and pollen have interwined into a fairy talisman, symbolizing the blessing of spring! I'm staying in the City!
[Trouble in the Manor] Hunting horns are howling all over the Manor. I can hear dogs barking and shots being fired somewhere in the distance. The spirits of the Mistress's former husbands are indulging in a ghostly hunt right inside our Manor! The Mistress is furious. She's ordered me to collect all their horns and stop this ruckus, but I can't do it alone. Please help me, mon ami!
It's wonderful that you've found this trumpet. But we need to continue the search, or the ghosts won't stop pestering us. I'm afraid that the Mistress will take her anger out on me. Please, don't stop looking!
Manorマナー＝領地のこと、manor だけでmanor house マナーハウス(領主の館）を指すこともあります。 探索スポットはManor House Gate マナーハウスゲート 領主の館の門です。
[Avengers with Horns] The ghost hunt here in the Manor continue… Could it be that the spirits are doing this to take revenge on the Mistress? This is insufferable! Let's look for more of those hunting horns the ghosts are using…
[Chilling sounds] The "ghost hunt" continues… It's impossible to sleep in the manor, and the Mistress loves the quiet so much. Oh, did you hear that? That's another horn! Let's follow the sound! The sound seems to be coming from right inside her bedroom… I'm so scared of going in, the air in there is heavy with something... Could you please...?
[Horn Blower's Revenge] Why can't anyone in this Manor follow orders!? I asked the maid to find and throw out all the hunting horns, yet now you're looking for them! Oh, Juliette! "Ah, mon ami!" She should have been looking for those trumpets instead of chatting! All that noise is making my head split! I'm hearing a Dual-Tone Hone. It's revolting!
[Trumpet of Tribulation] You got scolded by Mistress too! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cause trouble! We only have one more of those annoying horns to find. Please help me! It sounds like a French Horn. Go find it and I'll be forever in your debt!
I'm immensely grateful to you! Thank you for finding the French Horn! I'm hoping this will put an end to the ghost hunt in our Manor… Although, the Mistress was reading the Black Book of Spirits the other day… I'm afraid of what she may find in there. What do we do?!
[Hunter's Trophy] The spirits of my former husbands dared to hunt in my chambers? They need to be dealt with radically… and I know how. They've caused so much turmoil. I have someone's old trophy and some hunter's set of antlers lying around. Let's give the spirits their reward! Ha! Aren't I a genius? To draw the ghosts' attention, we'll need several small artifacts.
The Manor is silent once again, and I don't hear any French Horns, no Hunting Horns… in fact no horns at all! At last! I never liked those antlers anyway… It looks like the ghosts dropped several magical items. I think you've earned a small reward. Take them and remember my generosity.
[An Evil Phenomenon] What's this? I can't believe it... That's not a chandelier, it's a gorgon's head! These ghosts definitely have a sense of humour.A gorgon appeared in the hall! It must be the evil Martha was so afraid of!
Yes, cofee and doughnuts, don't look so surprised. I decided to take a day off to relax, but when a very upset Juliette arrived, I had to forget that idea. She claims that for several nights in a row, at precisely midnight, strange sounds have been coming from the Manor. It's as if is full of people, but everyone knows the Manor has been empty for a hundred years. I think you should hear her story for yourself. She's reliable witness! - Of course.
で、問題のジュリエットの発言の全文です。 [Sounds in the Night] Une seance sortie, monsieur. This might seem crazy, but I definitely heard the clatter of wheels and the bang of the entrance doors coming from the Manor... and at midnight, terrible drawn-out screams! I swear I'm telling you the truth, please believe me!
Welcome to this strange place, the City of Shadows. My name is Juliette. You and your friend appeared here in the middle of the street, first him and then you. Dark figures grabbed him and dragged him away... Your friend is in great danger! Do you want to save him? - Sure.
City Hall is very close by. I heard a legend that in desperate situation it may give an important clue. Let's go inside and find out if the spirits of this amazing place will be favorable to you. - Okey
City Hall 「市役所」 の説明です。 Dimly lit with the smell of old books, it's a calm and peaceful place where you can activate artifacts, learn some of the City's mysteries of get a hint in a desperate situation.
What a strange clue you've found in City Hall. Half of an old photo, showing the House with Red Windows and the figure of someone. This house can be found in our City somewhere. But who is the man in the photo? We need to find the second piece of the photo to find out who he is. - Let's get out of here
[Mysterious Photo] I'm intrigued by the clue that City Hall has given you. It's a fragment of an old photo. But who is that in it, and how is it related to you and your friend Jacob? You have to find the second fragment of the photo to understand this clue's meaning and find your friend. If I were you, I'd return to City Hall and look for it there. > Find the photograph piece
You've found the second photograph piece, you say? Great, now we can see the whole photo. Look, it's your friend! Has he been to the City before? Haven't you just arrived at the City of Shadows? This is too confusing. Let's show the picture to the Detective, he's a good friend of mine and he can help us. - Good
Thank you for the notebook! Now, let's try to find out what happened to you. So, you came to the City of Shadows, where upon some dark figures dragged your friend Jacob away. Later you received a strange clue of an old picture in the City Hall. - Here it is!
[Medium] Welcome. I'm Martha - a medium, fortune teller and certified graduate of the School of Yong Witches. If you need my help, you can find me in the Room of Fate. Although I always need rare artifacts for my rituals. Good luck!
Light pouring from holes in an old lampshade shines on a number of strange items: a skull, a crystal orb, a stuffed owl... The place's owner will help you unveil the mystery and understand the meaning of things.
[Rite] Just who is Jacob and how is he connected to the City of Shadows' past? You've made me curious. I'll help you perform a special ritual with this picture. Spirits can see things beyond a human's perception, but I'll need ghostly essence for the ritual. Find some, please
Now I can conduct the ritual. Jacob is alive, I feel it... It's dark around him, foggy, with strange shadows surrounding him... Your friend is very far away; as if another time of dimension. I don't see anything else... Sorry! Talk to the conductor, he lives at the Station of Forgotten Dreams and welcomes new arrivals. He has a device that helps find lost people.
Welcome, I am the Conductor. Upon arriving in the City, many people discover new abilities within them. Mine is such that I feel where new arrivals should go. Most appear at the Station. form the fog, dazed and confused, and I suggest which path to take. - Nice to Meet You
[This music will play for all eternity...] I know you're looking for your friend Jacob and Martha told you to ask me. I've got an old machine that can show the location of a newcomer in the City. But to make it show Jacob's location we need three things that belonged to him. I heard music playing in the City Hall, some well known tune... It wasn't there before. Must be a music player there somewhere. Did your friend have a music player?
[Thieving gargoyle] Are you looking for your lost friend's stuff? I saw sunglasses... Jacob dropped them when the dark shadows dragged him across the square. His glasses were there for just a second before a huge gargoyle swooped down from a roof and took them. Are you brave enough to take Jacob's sunglasses from that gargoyle? She won't part with them easily. Look for Thor's Hammer, it's weapon that every stone beast fears.
Here is the same gargoyle that picked up your friend's glasses. You're not sure? Just look at its face! The stony thief has put them on her nose; no doubt she considers herself very fashionable. Getting the glasses form her won't be easy, but we must try.
しかし、ガーゴイルって女性なんだ…。あれって性別あるの？それともガーゴイル全部が女性なの？ なんで She で受けてるんだろう…。ちょっとキモイ。
Is it possible for stone to move? Can stone eyes see and stone wings lift a body into the air? In the world of science, no. But in the City, where shadow magic is law, anything is possible! Beware of stone statues watching you from the rooftops!
You found the second item quite fast and are close to your goal. Maybe someday you'll help me reach the center of the City and the House with Red Windows? Legend says the house grants wishes... I've tried to get there several times, but the fog wouldn't let me. It rolls in from the central districts, carrying new items, sometimes bodies! Not always human...
[Mysterious Artifact] While you were bravely fighting the gargoyle, a mysterious stranger passed me this note. 'Look for a fang on the border between worlds. Signed L.' Jacob was wearing a fang around his neck, you say? But I don't get what 'border between worlds' means. Maybe it's the Station? Since all newcomers to the City of Shadows appear there. Explore the Station of Forgotten Dreams.
This is a Gargoyle fang - an artifact form the City Of Shadows! Where did your friend get it from? If it was on him before you two even ended up in the City, then how did Jacob come across it? Like the photo, this fang is confirmation that your friend is connected to the past of the City and the House with Red Windows.
[Conductor's Device] Now we have all three things that belonged to your friend. If we do this right, the device will point out the coordinates of the place where Jacob is now. Hurry, activate the machine. > Activate the Locating Device
The device is working... do your hear it humming? It shows coordinate... Jacob is in the centre of the City. But it's impossible to get there. The centre has been surrounded by a dark fog for many years! Hey, what's wrong with you? - Everything is hazy..
Hey, wake up! What happened to you? It was a vision? Your friend was in the hazy mist, calling for help? And his last words were, 'Look for a clue in the Collector's House?' - This is just what Jacob said in my vision.
《Way of Perfection》 At dawn, the people of the City glimpsed the silhouette of a huge mountain on the horizon , but it quickly disappeared in the morning haze. The fog parted, revealing a garden with magnificent cherry trees. Their petals dance in the wind all over the City. Will Hanami - a celebration of cherry blossoms - bring harmony to our souls?
Ah, mon ami, just breathe in that divine sent of the cherry blossoms! I want to believe that the City has opened the Japanese Garden to us a reward for all our efforts! But it seems like some real trials await us among the blossoming cherry trees. Look, this scroll was nailed to a post at the Garden's gate. - Trials, really?
Welcome to the Japanese Garden. Here you shall pass the Trial of Mastery to prove that your existence has meaning. If you succeed, you will receive an immaculate cherry blossom that will allow you to see the hidden meaning of things.
To receive it, five brave souls must pass the Trial and prove their perfect mastery of a chosen discipline. But should even one of them falter, all five will lose the abilities they value most.
And if no one dares to pass the Trial, then everlasting sleep shall engulf all the inferior cowards that inhabit this City.
The Japanese Garden full of blossoming cherry trees is a serious threat to the City. If five of us don't agree to undergo the Trials of Perfection, the whole City will fall into eternal slumber thanks to the will of the magical Garden. And should the contestants fail, they will lose their most sacred talents. I hope the City has good reasons for such harsh terms... - It looks like we have little choice
[Garden of Perfection] I hate ultimatums, buddy! But this scroll explaining the trials is scary. Still, this could just be someone's bad joke or the desire to test one's strength. Let's enter the Garden and find out for sure. Open these accursed gates and let's see who's being so clever!
【Japanese Garden】 The fragrant cherry tree petals are dancing in the wind. Spirit dwellings are hiding amongst the moss and the stream is bubbling. However, challenging trials await us within the majestic nature of the Japanese Garden!
A whirlwind of fragrant petals welcomed us as we opened the gate. Maybe the instigator of this Trial are hiding somewhere inside? From here, I can't see any equipment for a competition. So what is this Trial, exactly?